Police confirm Mountain Lion in Des Moines neighborhood VIDEO

DES MOINES, Iowa - Des Moines police are going through video this morning looking to see if report of a mountain lion sighting near 31st and 235 is a big cat.

Police are putting out a community safety alert advising people to use an abundance of caution letting their children and pets out in the area.

To give you some perspective, 31st is a little west of MLK.... sort of in the vicinity of Drake University. See map, below.

Some of the comments on the Police Department Facebook page are pretty funny.. One person suggests throwing a ball of yarn. Another commenter recommends a cardboard box to catch the big cat. Facebook link below.

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